acid-base catalysis

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acid-base catalysis

[′as·əd ′bās kə′tal·ə·sis]
(chemistry)
The increase in speed of certain chemical reactions due to the presence of acids and bases.
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Processes of refinement, pyrolysis, pretreatment, acid catalysis, depolymerization, hydrotreatment, enzyme catalysis, steam reforming, metabolic engineering, and photocatalytic hydrogen production are covered.
in Japan, have edited the 19 articles of this resource, which present the latest research and methodology for acid catalysis.
However, Chang and Karalis (10) reported that the proton from the dissociation of the adipic acid played a very important role in the catalyzed reaction along with the external catalyst, and the reaction rate of the catalyzed polyesterification must be affected by the combination of the adipic acid catalysis and the external catalysis.
2) it had been demonstrated that zinc oxide and stearic acid or zinc stearate would be required to generate the Lewis acid catalysis that would initiate the alkylation reaction.
Hay in volume 6, in a separate chapter on Lewis acid catalysis, echoes Black when he discusses imine formation.
Likewise, when acid catalysis occurs preferentially or exclusively, the stability of the drug substance may depend on its being kept in a somewhat basic (high pH) environment.